This Week in Milford

September 28, 2016

He’s Asking, Well, He’s Asking What We’re All Asking…

Filed under: Coach Kaz, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Pantheon of Hair — timbuys @ 7:35 am

092816

I’m trying to get a read on the emotions going through Dory’s mind as he dialogues with The Secret Pelwecki. It seems like a mix of incredulity and contempt with a very strong overtone of panic as he realizes that he’s sitting next to the latest Milfordian boy to succumb to delusions of tank town grandeur.

I was so taken by following The Sec-Pel’s train of thought, that I almost didn’t notice that he was making this pitch to Gil and Kaz in panel two. Gil looks like he’s about to fall over backwards drunk while Kaz is reminiscing about his bouncer days as he flexes intimidatingly in an attempt to shoo Kevin away.

Meanwhile, in panel three… Uh, hey, let’s all just pretend panel three didn’t happen.

 

September 27, 2016

True Colors

Filed under: actual action, Gil Thorp, What the hell is going on here? — robmize2013 @ 5:19 pm

First of all it appears a sea of water is enveloping the field as Hakeem Archer throws a ball off his back foot to our new hero TE Pete De Windt, also doubling as a reader of this slog, er blog. Why oh why do we need their position in front of their name?? Hakeems helmet also appears to be a size too big, aka the old Bills receiver Mark Kelso.https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj60q3Z1bDPAhVLOCYKHbgnCdIQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sbnation.com%2F2013%2F10%2F31%2F5044582%2Fnfl-concussions-helmets-mark-kelso-brandon-meriweather&psig=AFQjCNFw51LnCmQXsmcWSK-Cn00QqM26YQ&ust=1475104249496275

P2 has both color and black/white as the artist evidently ran low on color ink so made the fence and post b/w as well as Pete’s arms.

And in P3 we find Joe Long Hair still pandering to be the QB, even though his team just won behind Hakeem the Dream, and Dory (who?) doesnt seem to care or understand the logic.

Our song today honors Panel 2 for its diversity of color:

September 26, 2016

The Quarterback Whisperer

Filed under: actual action, football, google nonsense — nedryerson @ 3:34 am

092616

Heather Burns works magic with timely advice. Hakeem Archer needs help with fundamentals. Gil Thorp will soon be free to pursue other interests. Randy Weiss is still looking for his first win on the PBA tour.

September 24, 2016

Today’s Post Not As Rushed As Hakeem’s Throw

Filed under: actual action, football, Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 5:15 pm

tmgil160924

We didn’t get to hear what kind of advice Gil gave Hakeem Archer on the sidelines so we are left to wonder whether student trainer/coach wannabe Heather Burns is offering similar advice to him. Hakeem can digest said advice as he chugs the bottle of squeeze mustard Heather lifted from The Bucket on her way to the game.

Wispy wideout Max Ortiz is still wispy, and hasn’t filled out enough to wear a number wider than 1. His delicate legs in silhouette are the highlight of today’s highlight reel.  Check in on Monday when we see whether Hakeem relaxes, gets set, and fires, the end result, and whether or not Hakeem credits (or blames) Heather. Who knows? Maybe Heather wil become The Secret Pelwecki’s personal QB tutor.

September 23, 2016

That Is One Unenthusiastic Ref

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos, Trainer Rick Scott — timbuys @ 8:09 am

092316

I may have been a bit too cavalier in volunteering to take Rob’s turn today as this one is a stumper…

So, we know Heather is ambitious. As pointed out in comments though, there is a sizable lacuna in the plot regarding the why’s and how’s of Heather’s QB coaching skills.

Never mind that, however, as in lieu of actual action we are treated to a depiction of that most rare sighting: Gil actually coaching!  Of course, we get no indication of what advice he’s actually giving.

But, clearly, it worked! The redoubtable Pete De Windt (who, like Kevin Pelwecki, is a real person) grabs a pass and makes a first down. None of which we see because, for reasons I can only guess at, it was decided that after telling us they got the first down, we don’t see the pass nor the catch, but instead are shown the ref signalling it.

Random question: Why is TE in bold italics?

Bonus Point: I like Rick Scott just standing there, arms folded, staring off into the middle distance as his erstwhile protege hastily abandons her post. I’d like to think we missed an off panel argument between the two about her divided attention and how she shouldn’t be exhorting the QB when there are ankles that need wrapping.

September 22, 2016

Those Who Can, Do. Those Who Can’t, Coach for Gil for Free

tmgil160922

The Secret Pelwecki’s Other Ball just dropped from the arm of the Oakwood running back, giving the Mudlarks’ sputtering offense a shot at getting back in the game. Leading with his head helped Kevin jar the ball loose, but I’m sure that’s not the way Gil wants to see his quarterback use his head.

Speaking of quarterbacks, new assistant trainer Heather Burns has her own opinions about Milford’s. Could it be that the mediocre soccer player doesn’t want to use Rick Scott to sidle her way to becoming the Mudlarks’ placekicker, but to become their quarterbacks coach? Wasn’t one Bobby Howry enough this decade? Or could it be that she actually wants to become the quarterback herself?  By the way, whatever happened to Jarrod Hale?

Pantheon of Hair Dept.: That bowl cut with the keyhole bangs that Whigham is so fond of drawing and that would not look out of place in an Our Gang Comedy.

September 21, 2016

I Wonder How, Linguistically Speaking, Elbow Up Is Related to Ease Up.

Filed under: actual action, football, freak hands, Marty Moon, Mimi Thorp — timbuys @ 7:13 am

092116

Distracted as the Milford WR was by the blaring, levitating Ampeg 6×10 speaker cabinet, I’m not sure we can pin that one entirely upon Hakeem.

Hey, is that Mimi coaching from the sidelines? Perhaps it’s Heather? Will lineman Kevin Pelwecki provide the needed defensive stop?

My goodness, all of these questions! Nothing like some actual actual action to get things going!

September 20, 2016

Once You Look At The Bun, It’s Hard To Look Away

Filed under: actual action, Blogroll, football, Gil Thorp, metapost, Pissy faced Gil — timbuys @ 6:10 am

092016

I’d say the look on Gil’s face in panel one just about perfectly captures the wry expression any of us might have when your boss accuses you of lying to your face.

Also nicely done? Cutting away right to the actual action showing just how quickly Gil’s web of lies unravels.

Not so nicely done? I’m guessing this means no bonfire.

Metapost:

Shout out to frequent TWIM commenter, chronicler of the Hall of Name and keeper of the Milford.xlsx, billytheskink who is taking a spin in the driver’s seat over at Son of Stuck Funky.

In his honor, I submit a picture of a Skink I saw over the weekend.

prehensile-tailed-skink

Older Posts »

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.